Climate Change, Here and Now

President Obama vowed action on climate change in his historic inaugural speech warning that “the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” Here’s how to make the case for why and how we can tackle one the most pressing challenges facing humanity.   Lead with Common Sense and Values There’s no [Read More...]

Gun Violence: Prep Guide

Core Message: Congress chose to legalize the gun that killed the Newtown children. It’s time to make it right.    Commonly Asked Questions: Q: Would closing the private sales loophole prevent private citizens from selling firearms? A: Yes, gun show loophole legislation allows for private sales to continue, so long as a background check is performed on [Read More...]

NRA Lobbyists vs. Gun Owners

Core Message: It has been just over one month since the Newtown elementary school massacre and the NRA continues to use this tragedy as a fundraising tool. Instead of representing law abiding gun owners, the Washington gun lobby is using the Newtown massacre to raise money so they can keep doing the bidding of companies [Read More...]

The Need For Action on Gun Violence

Periodically Faithful Democrats will post message memos put together by Message Matters.  Below is today’s special edition memo on gun violence. In the wake of the elementary school massacre, ordinary Americans are demanding action oncommon-sense gun laws – like a strong new ban on the assault weapon and high-capacity magazinesthat killed these kids — while GOP Members of Congress dodge the issue. Here’s how to shut [Read More...]

What Does Last Night Mean?

At a loss for how to talk about President Obama’s re-election?  Here are some talking points put together by Message Matters on the statement our country made last night.  When our FD writers shared about why they were voting for President Obama, these were many of the same reasons they gave.  Share your thoughts in [Read More...]

On the Campaign Trail: Faith Outreach with Obama for America

Our nation has always been well-served when people of faith carry their convictions with them into the public square for the common good. For President Obama, civic engagement – one motivated not by a pursuit of power, but by the values we hold as beneficial for individuals, family and society – is more than a call for citizenship. It’s a requirement of a fully-lived faith. [Read more...]

“All Rejoice Together”: An Interview with the Head of the DNC Faith Office

Faithful Democrats did an interview with, Rev. Derrick Harkins, Director for Faith Outreach for the Democratic Nation Committee. Read what he has to say about the challenges of being a person of faith in politics, the opportunities facing Democrats with religious communities, and more. [Read more...]

Are You a Good Steward?

By Drew Robinson, Good Steward Campaign Field Director As a young Evangelical Christian there are many issues that my generation will have to face.  From our continuing struggles with poverty, to seeking world peace, to providing every American, and hopefully every citizen of the world, with a quality education and access to affordable healthcare – there [Read More...]

The Triumph of Hypothetical Evil Over Real Evil

Originally posted in Sojourners’ Blog, “God’s Politics” Written by Aaron D. Taylor There’s a famous maxim that says, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Though Wikipedia says otherwise, the statement is often attributed to Edmund Burke. I doubt that Wikipedia will give me the credit for this [Read More...]

A Note on the Arms Trade Treaty

By Bishop Elias Taban, President of the South Sudan Evangelical Alliance We all know the massive damage that a tank or fighter jet can do.  When people visualize the devastation of violent conflict, our minds go to the big guns and bombs.  But I have spent over 40 years of my life at war.  I [Read More...]


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